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3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

A splendid scene, whatever the season

This modern villa is all about the marvellous views which extend from the Tejeda mountain range to the Mediterranean Sea ...

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Review Icon"We had a wonderful holiday. Absolutely stunning location overlooking the mountains. What a marvellous place to have a dip in a swimming pool. The owner was very friendly and helpful."

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Review Icon"We enjoyed our stay. Lovely house, magnificent settings.Peaceful and amazing views. The owner was very friendly and kind. She was also very helpful. We had a great time!"

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Bedrooms

Three (one double, two twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

6 m x 3 m; 1.0 m - 2.0 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 4½ km from Colmenar in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

From 480 € to 1,040 € per week.

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Villa Description

Stunning views

Views are far and wide, across valleys and distant white villages to the Tejeda mountain range and down to the Mediterranean coast.

Set in the peace and tranquillity of the Andalusian countryside, this recently built villa has the most stunning of views - across the valleys and distant pueblos blancos (white villages) to the Tejeda mountain range and the Sierra Nevada far beyond, as well as to the Mediterranean coast.

It is a splendid scene, whatever the time of the year.

It is almost - but not quite - private as it is built directly below one corner of the sun terrace of another rental villa.

So, parts of the pool and its surrounding terraces can be overlooked in places. But the villa itself, and its shaded eating terrace immediately outside, are completely hidden from view.

For more information on the villa above, click here).

Blissful

A very relaxing, completely rural spot, this is a place where you will feel totally at peace with the rest of the world.

Five minutes drive from the pretty white village of Colmenar, through olive and almond covered hillsides brings us to the villa which is accessed by a 300 metre track (in excellent condition) which winds down the hillside to the ample parking space immediately above the villa.

It is accessed down a short flight of external steps to the side of the other rental property.

It's a blissful countryside location. Joyous scenery stretches as far as the eye can see across to the distant mountain ranges on the horizon. A very relaxing, completely rural spot, a place where you will feel totally at peace with the rest of the world.

And it's all very pretty too, with wide steps descending from the villa to the pool terrace below, the bank festooned with flowers and colourful shrubs. A large, mature palm provides leafy shade (and privacy) over one corner of the pool.

Twinkle, twinkle little star

Idle contemplation is the order of the day - and at night too - under the moon and a million stars.

A higher terrace, right outside the villa, has an attractive cane-covered awning which provides an ideal seating area for dining "al-fresco". The brick built barbecue is alongside.

Inside it is a neat and tidy, simply but comfortably furnished. A large, modern style open-plan room has a well equipped kitchen to one side, separated from the dining and living areas by a long, tiled bar top.

The dining table seats six and there are two sofas gathered around the antique wood burning stove. A large picture-window makes the best of the glorious views.

A corridor leads through to the three bedrooms and a bathroom.

The master double bedroom has its own en-suite walk-in shower room and has double doors to the side gardens. The other two bedrooms (both twins) share a bathroom between them (shower over bath tub).

The rural lifestyle

Although just 45 minutes from Málaga and the hustle and bustle of the coast, here life goes on in its time honoured, relaxed and easy way.

There is a large play area for children alongside the parking area above the villa. This includes a tree house (with a slide) under a large holm oak tree, a bouncy trampoline (with a protective netting surround), wendy house and a sand pit.

We ask that this area be used under adult supervision at all times. A large toy box can also be provided on request for younger children.

The local village of Colmenar is only 4 km from the farmhouse. With a population of just over 3,000 it is largely untouched by the commercial tourism of the coast and continues a traditional rural way of life where the olive, almond and grape harvests are an important part of the social calendar.

That said, Colmenar can be a lively place at times and there is a good range of bars, shops and restaurants all of which are very welcoming.

Town and country

Pretty villages, beautiful countryside and dramatic mountains, beaches of powdery sand and sparkling clear water, Andalucia's great historic cities ...

The nearby villages and towns of Riogordo, Comares, Casabermeja and Alfarnate all have their own fiestas making this an ideal base from which to enjoy typical rural Andalusian life.

The Alhambra with its moorish palace dominating the magical city of Granada is a must-see for many while on holiday. Also worth visiting is the Albaicín, the old Moorish quarter with its lovely flower-filled alleyways and squares.

Closer to home, Málaga, just three quarters of an hour away, has transformed itself over recent years into a vibrant and dynamic city well worth a visit. The new Picasso Museum housed in a 16th Century palace sits in the heart of the old centre close to the magnificent cathedral.

The streets of Málaga are thronged with newly opened trendy bars, restaurants and Arabic tea houses, as well as traditional ‘bodegas’ and tapas bars.

The nearest beaches are at Torre del Mar, about 50 minutes drive away, where traditional ‘chirringitos’ (beach bars) serve charcoal-grilled sardines and other great seafood.

Nerja is a little further east along the coast. Much more "international" with a strong British presence (you can have a curry here ... ) it boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water.

And don't forget its amazing caves, a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres and home to the world’s largest stalagmite - and some of the best classical and flamenco performances.

Locally, outdoor activities include birdwatching (especially in spring), cycling, horseriding and walking in the beautiful Montes de Málaga pine forests and in the Torcal National Park.

Guest comments include, "So peaceful, so relaxing and the views! Many thanks".

And "We had an amazing and relaxing time. We really enjoyed our day trips out and, by the way, the local coffee is superb".

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Kitchen / dining room / living room
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • 1 double (king-sized bed) with en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower, no bathtub)
    • 2 twin bedded
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Terraces and small garden
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Facilities

Entertainment

  • Flat screen satellite TV (UK Channel Information)
    This property has a Freeview box but due to changes to the UK satellite services currently does not receive UK terrestrial programmes, BBC, ITV etc. We will provide updates if this situation changes.
  • DVD
  • Radio / CD player
  • Selection of books and DVD's
  • Internet (bring your own laptop) on request

Amenities

  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Electric heaters
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  • Portable fans
  • All linen is provided (but not pool towels)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & board
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied

Shared Amenities

  • Shared with the two other holiday properties:
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  • Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer (in winter). Located in the laundry room of the main farmhouse (accessed from the outside)
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  • Childrens play area with tree house, trampoline, wendy house, sand pit

Kitchen

  • Gas Oven
  • Gas Hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee maker
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (6 m x 3 m; 1.0 m - 2.0 m depth)
  • Pool terrace
  • Sun beds, sun shades
  • Dining terrace
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (brick)
  • Small garden
  • Parking

Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from late April to September, inclusive)

The owners keep chickens only a short walk away which can be fed and fresh eggs collected

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in high season

The property and grounds are not all on one level so would not be suitable for a wheel chair or for the very elderly

A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week

Starter packs can be provided (on request) for your arrival eg. milk, local cheese and wines, bread etc (payable locally)

A large toy box can be provided (on request for younger children)

Extra maid services can be arranged upon request, (payable locally)

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Prices and Seasons

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2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 31st May --- ---
1st June 30th June 720 € 1,440 €
1st July to 31st August 1,040 € 2,080 €
1st September to 30th September 780 € 1,560 €
1st October to 31st October 650 € 1,300 €
1st November to 22nd December 480 € 960 €
23rd December to 5th January 2018 780 € 1,560 €

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2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

Security Deposit

A 250 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 4½ km from Colmenar (most facilities) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga)

Location

4½ km (the last 300 metres along a track easily driven in an ordinary car) from Colmenar (Thursday market, bars, restaurants, small supermarkets, banks, taxi service) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga)

Montes de Malaga Natural Park 20 mins; Sierra de Torcal Natural Park 45 mins.

Málaga (all facilities) 45 mins.

Velez Málaga (all facilities) 45 mins; Torre del Mar (and Mediterranean beaches) 50 mins; Antequera 1hr; Nerja 1¼ hrs; Marbella 1¼ hrs.

Granada 1½ hrs; Córdoba 2¼ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Málaga 45 mins; Granada 1½ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.

Excursions

  • The local village of Colmenar is only 4½ km from the cottage. With a population of just over 3,000 it is largely untouched by the commercial tourism of the coast and continues a traditional rural way of life where the olive, almond and grape harvests are an important part of the social calendar.
  • That said, Colmenar can be a lively place at times (when the local fiestas are in full swing) and there is a good range of bars, shops and restaurants all of which are very welcoming.
  • Immediately beyond Colmenar, take the wonderful road through Las Montes de Málaga which winds through the forested hillsides down to the coast. Remote and peaceful, it's a gentle, hilly area criss-crossed by streams which have carved small valleys, extensively planted with pine trees and ancient Mediterranean species too, holm oak, corks and carib trees, making it an ideal habitat for the chameleons and other protected species of wildlife and birds of prey which reside here. The lovely scenery, and some great views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea below, can also be enjoyed on any one of numerous walking routes through the Park.
  • You are also well placed to visit the dramatic Sierra de Torcal (to the south of Antequera), a massive, Mars-like mountain of heavily eroded rock formations. The imagination plays tricks as giants, monsters and castles seem to appear before your eyes.
  • Lake Vinuela is a man-made lake but none the less spectacular and picturesque for this. Its azure-blue waters are surrounded by rolling hills and a number of delightful villages including Canillas de Aceituno, Alcaucin, Periana and Riogordo. Close by, the villages of Comares, Competa and Benamargosa are equally charming.
  • Torre del Mar is the closest seaside resort and boasts one of the longest, and certainly one of the widest, beaches on the coast. It is very Spanish in character although, as with most places these days, you will find quite an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants. There is excellent fresh fish and seafood to be enjoyed, chiringuitos (beach bars) and other watering holes. For the young at heart, there's plenty of night-long, night life too.
  • Nerja is a little further east along the coast. Much more "international" with a strong British presence (you can have a curry here ... ) it boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water.
  • The heart of Nerja is its spectacular Balcón de Europa, a magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff, with sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the small coves and beaches below, against an awesome backdrop of hazy blue mountains.
  • However, Nerja's most spectacular attraction is undoubtedly its magnificent caves - a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres and home to the world’s largest stalagmite, a 32 metre high column measuring 13 metres by 7 metres at its base. Located three kilometres out of town there are archaeological treasures galore including paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains.
  • One of the enormous natural caverns has been transformed into a concert hall, where many fabulous performances (classical and flamenco) are staged during the summer. The International Festival of Music and Dance takes place in mid July each year.
  • Just inland from Torre del Mar is Vélez-Málaga, capital of La Axarquía. It is the centre of an agricultural region known for its strawberries and vineyards, which produce the muscatel grapes from which the famous Málaga wines are made.
  • If you are here on a Thursday, take time to wander around its weekly market, always an enjoyable experience. The 13th Century Moorish castle and the lovely old town are also worth visiting.
  • A great day out and a favourite with many of our guests is the Water Park at Velez Malaga.
  • Granada is, of course, a must-see city. Soaring high above is the spectacular back drop of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains. And what a city lies below, a city of classical beauty, the jewel in the Spanish Crown.
  • The mesmerising Alhambra Palace and its exquisite gardens, one of the world's greatest wonders; the narrow, cobbled streets and beautiful walled gardens of the ancient Arab quarter, El Albaicín; the magnificent Cathedral, just one of many superb examples of Renaissance architecture; the caves of Sacramonte, nostalgic legacy of the gypsies.
  • A city which inspired García Lorca, Andalucía's finest poet, it is, above all, a people's city, full of life and colour, energy and fun.
  • Antequera and, further a field, both Sevilla and Córdoba are accessable too. From Colmenar it's only a short 10 minute drive to the motorway network which links all the great cities of Andalucía.

Activities

  • There are many sporting activities on offer including horse riding, golf, hang gliding and walking. In the main these activities are offered by enterprising Brit's and other Europeans who have settled in the area.
  • Both Las Montes de Málaga and, to the east, La Sierra de Tejeda (which rises up above 2,000 metres), offer a wealth of wonderful nature and walking possibilities. Superb hiking country, the numerous steep crags of Tejeda also make it ideal for aspiring rock climbers.
  • Sailing and a variety of other watersports are available at the fishing port and marina, La Caleta de Velez. All major water sports are also available in Nerja including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing.
  • For golf enthusiasts, there are several excellent golf courses to choose from. Many speak highly of the course at Antequera (an hour away).

The Area

La Axarquía

Inland from Nerja and the Mediterranean, the hillsides of La Axarquía enjoy one of Europe's warmest and sunniest climates' …
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Colmenar

Described by the locals as the "pueblo with a taste of honey", it's a pretty, bustling little market town, its 3,000 inhabitants going about their cheerful ways …

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